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Linux Kernel Patches Posted For USB Support With Realtek RTW88 WiFi Driver

1 hodina 41 min zpět
Back in 2019 Realtek contributed the open-source "RTW88" WiFi driver to the Linux kernel for supporting their newer wireless chipsets on Linux. To date the mainline driver has just supported their PCI-based WiFi adapters while a patch series now out for review extends the driver to supporting their newer USB-specific chipsets...

Intel Releases SVT-AV1 v1.1 As It Continues Advancing Open-Source AV1 Encoding

2 hodiny 38 min zpět
It was just shy of one month ago that Intel and AOMedia released SVT-AV1 v1.0 and now Intel engineers have released SVT-AV1 v1.1 as the newest feature update to this CPU-based, open-source AV1 video encoder...

Lars Knoll Leaving The Qt Company, Starting New Chapter Outside Qt

3 hodiny 54 min zpět
After 25 years being heavily involved in the Qt toolkit development, Lars Knoll announced today he is leaving The Qt Company where he currently serves as CTO and also largely departing from active work within the Qt community to "try out something else" moving forward...

Valve's Gamescope Compositor Merges NVIDIA Image Scaling Support

4 hodiny 6 min zpět
Valve's Vulkan-powered Gamescope Wayland compositor has merged support for NVIDIA Image Scaling...

Qualcomm Exploring Bootloader-Based Hibernation For Linux

4 hodiny 16 min zpět
Qualcomm engineers are exploring bootloader-based hibernation in order to improve the user experience when restoring from a hibernated state...

Microsoft Lands VA-API To Direct3D 12 H.264 Video Encode/Decode In Mesa

13 hodin 9 min zpět
Microsoft has made a lot of interesting developments and maneuvers over the past number of months for leveraging open-source Mesa for use by Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and supporting various Khronos APIs atop Direct3D 12 for use when native drivers are lacking on Windows. This work so far has been focused on OpenGL, OpenCL, and Vulkan but Microsoft has now even implemented Direct3D 12 video API support within Mesa and leverages the VA-API state tracker support within Mesa...

"Ubuntu Preview" Makes It Easy To Try The Bleeding-Edge Ubuntu Experience On WSL

15 hodin 5 min zpět
Canonical continues investing a lot in ensuring a first-rate Ubuntu experience when using Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL/WSL2) with Windows 10 and newer. Rather than needing to wait longer to see the fruits of that work in the next Ubuntu releases, Canonical has now made "Ubuntu Preview" available from the Microsoft Store to have a daily-updated, bleeding-edge Ubuntu experience...

VP9 Encoder & Other Media Functionality Of Tesla's FSD Chip To Be Upstreamed In Linux

17. Květen 2022 - 19:20
With the Linux 5.18 kernel reaching stable in the next week or two there is basic support for Tesla's FSD chip. That Samsung-based SoC for powering Tesla's full-self driving technology has the basic support pieces in place for this kernel while Samsung engineers are working on ironing out other portions of the SoC support for future kernel releases...

AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT Linux Gaming Performance

17. Květen 2022 - 19:00
Last week AMD launched the Radeon RX 6650 XT / RX 6750 XT / RX 6950 XT models as RDNA2 refreshed for 2022 with higher clock speeds as an interim launch until RDNA3 graphics cards debut later in 2022. Up for Linux benchmarking today is a look at the Radeon RX 6750 XT open-source driver performance using an ASRock Challenger Pro Radeon RX 6750 XT 12GB.

Vulkan 1.3.214 Released With New AMD Vendor Extension

17. Květen 2022 - 18:40
Just one week after Vulkan 1.3.213 released with its four new extensions, which included an update to the ray-tracing support, Vulkan 1.3.214 is out today with various fixes while introducing just one new extension...

Mesa 22.2 RadeonSI Adds Option To Disable AMD Infinity Cache Usage, Other Changes

17. Květen 2022 - 11:53
AMD's Radeon open-source Linux graphics driver developers remain very busy preparing for next-generation RDNA3 GPU support...

AMD Posts Latest Coherent Device Memory Mapping Linux Code - Designed For Frontier

17. Květen 2022 - 11:07
For over the past year we've seen various patches posted by AMD engineers with a state effort around preparations for the Frontier supercomputer. Most of these patches have involved memory handling under Linux and the special purpose memory handling between the CPU/GPUs. Published on Monday was their latest work on coherent device memory mappings for the Linux kernel...

Microsoft's Newest Linux Driver Contribution Is Enabling MANA RDMA

17. Květen 2022 - 10:33
Microsoft has another open-source driver they are working to get upstreamed into the Linux kernel...

openSUSE Leap 15.4 Nears Release, RCs Now Available

17. Květen 2022 - 10:17
OpenSUSE Leap 15.4 betas began rolling out in March and now this distribution with shared sources to SUSE Linux Enterprise has advanced to the release candidate period...

Radeon Software for Linux 22.10.2 Brings RX 6650/6750/6950 XT Support, RHEL 9 Compatible

17. Květen 2022 - 8:00
Last week AMD quietly released a new Radeon Software for Linux driver package focused on providing their fully open-source "Open" and "PRO" (featuring some proprietary components, OpenGL / Vulkan) for enterprise Linux distributions...

Inkscape 1.2 Open-Source Vector Graphics Program Released

16. Květen 2022 - 23:30
It's been nearly one year since the release of Inkscape 1.1 while today it has been succeeded by Inkscape 1.2 as a major feature update...

FreeBSD 13.1 Released With UEFI Boot Enhancements, Driver Improvements

16. Květen 2022 - 23:12
After taking a few extra weeks to bake, FreeBSD 13.1 is out today as the newest stable release of this leading BSD operating system...

PNY XLR8 Gaming REV 2x8GB DDR4-3600 Memory

16. Květen 2022 - 19:20
PNY recently sent over their new XLR8 Gaming REV 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600MHz memory that only lists compatibility with Microsoft Windows 11 and older, but fear not, it does work fine for Linux gamers and others looking for DDR4-3600 memory with RGB lighting and running well with the latest Intel and AMD processors.

NVIDIA Updates Legacy 470 & 390 Series Linux Drivers, New Bump For 510 Series

16. Květen 2022 - 17:30
While not as exciting as last week's NVIDIA 515 series Linux driver that kicks off their open-source Linux kernel driver effort, but today they issued a minor point release for the current stable 510 series as well as updating their prior legacy driver branches...

Jemalloc 5.3 Released With Many Speed & Space Optimizations

16. Květen 2022 - 14:00
Last week marked the first update to the jemalloc memory allocation library since August of 2019. This malloc() implementation focused concurrency and memory fragmentation avoidance has seen more speed optimizations and other improvements in this new jemalloc 5.3 release...